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AGI Scotland Annual Event 16 March 2016

What’s it about?

This year’s event is focused on emerging technologies and techniques that deliver savings when capturing, maintaining and analysing spatial data. Organisations face difficult financial times with spending decisions heavily scrutinised to ensure value for money. Data collection has historically been the most expensive part of any spatial information project, but is this still the case given recent advances?

The event will describe new developments in this arena – for example with speakers covering Remote Sensing, UAVs, Mobile Mapping, Crowd-sourcing, as well as providing insight into how some global leaders of data innovation have approached this.

The content is curated by the AGI Scotland Committee – members like you, who want to see and share industry best practice. The event is well set to maintain the AGI’s hard earned reputation for high quality content and thought leadership.

Of course, our events are also a key opportunity for networking – connect with contacts new and established. There will be plenty of opportunities on the day to ensure that you leave with some valuable connections.

Who’s Speaking?

We are very pleased to announce two of our plenary speakers, with more details on the line-up to follow shortly:

edparsonsEd Parsons, Google

Ed Parsons is the Geospatial Technologist of Google, with responsibility for evangelising Google’s mission to organise the world’s information using geography. In this role he maintains links with Universities, Research and Standards Organisations which are involved in the development of Geospatial Technology. He is currently co-chair of the W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group.


CraigClarkeCraig Clarke, Clyde Space

After 11 years at a major space company in SE England, Craig returned to Glasgow and founded Clyde Space Ltd. Clyde Space is now one of the most successful suppliers of small satellites in the world, becoming a ‘household name’ in the space industry. The company continues to grow and develop cutting-edge products for the space market, in particular in the area of tiny satellites called ‘CubeSats’. Presently in its 11th year of trading, Clyde Space has over 70 highly skilled, full-time staff. Clyde Space launched Scotland’s first satellite in July 2014. In June 2013, Craig was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday Honours list for his services to Innovation and Technology.

Can I still submit a presentation?

Yes! We have a fantastic programme coming together, but there is still space for contributions. If you want to share work that you feel fits with the event theme, please get in touch with the event chair. We’re keen to encourage a diverse range of both presentations and speakers, across all sectors and levels of experience.

Sign me up!

The event will be of interest to decisions makers looking to create cost efficiencies through the use of new technologies, in addition to geospatial professionals and a wide range of others within your organisation who have an interest in using new geospatial technology to create efficiencies.

We’re working closely with our event supporters to make this event as affordable as possible to attend. Tickets will be released shortly and based on past experience and the exceptional delegate price this year we expect there to be significant demand. Keep an eye out for further announcements on ticket releases!

– See more at: http://www.agi.org.uk/news/interest/886-agi-scotland-annual-event-2016#sthash.DlMalfpn.dpuf

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